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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 12 April 2018) . . Page.. 1429 ..


(2) What is the estimated percentage of the ACT’s electricity usage which is renewable in (a) 2018, (b) 2019, (c) 2020 and (d) 2021.

(3) For each year referred to in parts (1) and (2), can the Minister provide a breakdown of the renewable energy generated and consumed by source, for example, large solar generation; wind generation; rooftop solar, hydro etc.

(4) What is the total cost of the renewable energy (a) in total and (b) per household for each year referred to in parts (1) and (2).

(5) Are the costs of the renewable energy solely recovered through electricity bills; if not, how are the costs recovered.

(6) What was the actual total electricity consumption of the ACT in 2017.

(7) What is the estimated total electricity consumption of the ACT in (a) 2018, (b) 2019, (c) 2020 and (d) 2021.

(8) In calculating the estimates referred to in parts (6) and (7), has regard been given to the figures released by the ACT Treasury on the projected population growth in the ACT.

(9) What electricity prices have been locked-in (or hedged) and for what amount of electricity and for what periods.

(10) Does the ACT Government need to sign any new contracts in order to reach the 100 percent target.

(11) As a result of the contracts signed to date, what was the actual percentage of the ACT’s electricity usage which was renewable in 2017.

(12) As a result of contracts signed to date, what is the estimated percentage of the ACT’s electricity usage which is renewable in (a) 2018, (b) 2019, (c) 2020 and (d) 2021.

Mr Rattenbury: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1, 2, 3 and 4) Refer to Table 1 below.

Table 1: ACT renewable electricity supply key metrics

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

Large solar

57GWh

58GWh

75GWh

76GWh

75GWh

Wind

217GWh

826GWh

1,594GWh

2,136GWh

2,239GWh

Rooftop solar

64GWh

73GWh

76GWh

79GWh

83GWh

National renewable target

485GWh

534GWh

568GWh

607GWh

620GWh

Other renewable

44GWh

33GWh

22GWh

11GWh

0GWh

Total electricity supply

867GWh

1457 –1607 GWh*

2191 –2469 GWh*

2720 –3087 GWh*

2832 –3217 GWh*

Total large feed-in tariff cost

$14,602,000

$39,115,000

$32,010,339

$68,868,603

$82,340,733

Household cost (per week)

$0.68

$1.83

$1.50

$3.23

$3.86

Electricity consumption

3,000GWh

3,003GWh*

3,006GWh*

3,011GWh*

3,017GWh*

Renewables %

29%

51%

78%

97%

100%


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